Covid-19: Parliament renews obligation to wear masks on the street until mid-June

Covid-19: Parliament renews obligation to wear masks on the street until mid-JuneYesterday, the parliament approved the PSD bill that renewed the mandatory use of masks in public spaces for another 70 days, a measure that has been in force in Portugal since 28th October and which would have ended on 5th April.

The PSD bill was approved in general, with votes against Chega and Liberal Initiative, abstentions from BE, PCP, Greens and unenrolled deputy Joacine Katar Moreira, with favoUrable votes from PS, PSD , CDS-PP, PAN and the non-registered deputy Cristina Rodrigues.

The measure was initially introduced until January 2021, when it was extended for another three months.

In the diploma, the PSD proposes a renewal for 70 days: if the deadline starts counting from next Monday, April 5th, this obligation will extend until June 13th.

“The maintenance of the situation of public calamity due to the existing pandemic, which has determined the successive renewals of the declaration of state of emergency, strongly discourages the relaxation of the measures adopted in order to prevent and mitigate the transmission of the SARS-Cov-2 virus and of the Covid-19 disease, particularly the most basic ones, such as the mandatory use of a mask in public spaces ”, justify the Social Democrats, in the explanatory statement.

The bill approved today extends, without changes, the validity of the current law, which imposes the mandatory use of masks in public spaces. The regulation of this ruling "is the responsibility of the security forces and the Municipal Police", failure to comply with the use of a mask constitutes an offense, and provides for fines between 100 and 500 euros for non-compliers.

The diploma determines that the use of a mask (which cannot be replaced by a visor) is mandatory for those over ten years of age for access, circulation or permanence in public spaces and roads "whenever the physical distance recommended by health authorities proves to be impractical. ".

This obligation may be waived "in relation to people who are part of the same household, when they are not in the proximity of third parties" or by presenting a medical certificate of multipurpose disability or a medical statement attesting that the clinical condition or cognitive impairment does not allow the use of masks.

It is also not mandatory to wear a mask when "it is incompatible with the nature of the activities that people are carrying out".

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/

 

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0 #12 Norman L 2021-04-05 22:04
Quoting Steve:
Quoting Norman L:

How strange, then, that a quick search leads to plenty of info to the contrary of what you state. As usual.
I'm talking about scientific peer reviewed research papers not paid for fact checkers.

And stop trying to compare the controlled environment of an operating theatre with artificially increased levels of oxygen with a normal environment. For your information surgeons don't wear masks to stop viral transmission during an operation.

But don't waste your time going throught the dozens of studies prooving the inneficiency of masks to stop viral transmission, they're boring!

This is a lot more interesting, it will be the best thing you'll read in a long time.

Face masks make you stupid
https://thecritic.co.uk/face-masks-make-you-stupid/



I expect you'll be providing links to one of the dozens of peer-reviewed studies you refer to.

As for artificially increased oxygen levels in operating theatres all I can find on the subject speaks of positive air pressure in theatres but no increase in the proportion of oxygen to the rest of the air. And if masks prevent us from breathing properly you'd think that the extra oxygen wouldn't get through anyway, wouldn't you? Unless those surgeons and all the other theatre staff have secret oxygen tubes pumping them full of the stuff. That's probably why they wear those gowns, to camouflage the ballast they need to keep them from floating upwards.
+3 #11 Steve 2021-04-05 13:21
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Steve:
I'm talking about scientific peer reviewed research papers not paid for fact checkers....

This is a lot more interesting, it will be the best thing you'll read in a long time.

Face masks make you stupid
https://thecritic.co.uk/face-masks-make-you-stupid/


You mean peer researched papers entitled "Face masks make you stupid". I don't think even Brighton Pier will have researched that nonsense.
If you think that "Face masks make you stupid" is a peer researched paper then you are just confirming what the it says. :D
-6 #10 Chip 2021-04-05 09:55
Quoting Steve:
I'm talking about scientific peer reviewed research papers not paid for fact checkers....

This is a lot more interesting, it will be the best thing you'll read in a long time.

Face masks make you stupid
https://thecritic.co.uk/face-masks-make-you-stupid/


You mean peer researched papers entitled "Face masks make you stupid". I don't think even Brighton Pier will have researched that nonsense.
+3 #9 Steve 2021-04-05 09:05
Quoting Norman L:

How strange, then, that a quick search leads to plenty of info to the contrary of what you state. As usual.
I'm talking about scientific peer reviewed research papers not paid for fact checkers.

And stop trying to compare the controlled environment of an operating theatre with artificially increased levels of oxygen with a normal environment. For your information surgeons don't wear masks to stop viral transmission during an operation.

But don't waste your time going throught the dozens of studies prooving the inneficiency of masks to stop viral transmission, they're boring!

This is a lot more interesting, it will be the best thing you'll read in a long time.

Face masks make you stupid
https://thecritic.co.uk/face-masks-make-you-stupid/
-3 #8 Norman L 2021-04-04 11:11
Quoting Steve:
There isn't a single scientific study to show that wearing community masks protects the wearer or stops viral transmission.
The decision to extend the obligation to wear a mask is clearly a political one and has nothing to do with the health of the population.



How strange, then, that a quick search leads to plenty of info to the contrary of what you state. As usual.
-3 #7 Chip 2021-04-04 11:10
Quoting Norman L:
Quoting David:
The nature of the activity of breathing requires unobstructed airways.


Tell the surgeon that just before you go under the knife. Should be interesting.


Talking of breath, I fear you are wasting yours Norman. The bedwetters are out in force, manipulating the ups and downs to try to convince us that their bizarre nonsense is actually supported by anyone with half a brain.
0 #6 Norman L 2021-04-03 21:23
Quoting David:
The nature of the activity of breathing requires unobstructed airways.


Tell the surgeon that just before you go under the knife. Should be interesting.
+7 #5 David 2021-04-03 20:16
The nature of the activity of breathing requires unobstructed airways.
-4 #4 Norman L 2021-04-03 15:57
Quoting Maximillian:
Quoting Steve:

The decision to extend the obligation to wear a mask is clearly a political one and has nothing to do with the health of the population.
Sure, it's a political one but it has everything to do with health. It's a straight attack on everyone's health: https://vaccineimpact.com/2020/neurologist-covid-19-masks-are-a-crime-against-humanity-and-child-abuse/


All of which has been debunked time and time again. I suppose she's never noticed that her surgeon colleagues seem to be able to wear the things - which of course nobody likes doing - for hours on end without suffering adverse reactions.

'Crime against humanity and child abuse'. Again, belittling the real cases of crime against humanity and child abuse, which is a common theme amongst such deniers. When someone's on the same websites as Icke you just know there's something wrong.
+10 #3 Maximillian 2021-04-03 11:23
Quoting Steve:

The decision to extend the obligation to wear a mask is clearly a political one and has nothing to do with the health of the population.
Sure, it's a political one but it has everything to do with health. It's a straight attack on everyone's health: https://vaccineimpact.com/2020/neurologist-covid-19-masks-are-a-crime-against-humanity-and-child-abuse/

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